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2022 Purdue System-Wide Forum

September 29, 2022


This year’s theme is “Meeting Students Where They Are: Promoting Learner-Centered Success and Belonging.”

As the new academic year begins, the forum aims to help attendees to:

  • Deepen understanding of constructs such as learning-centered success and belonging
  • Share strategies for meeting students where they are and cultivating a sense of belonging
  • Identify ways to take action and implement what is learned

The System-Wide Forum explores topics and tools to help faculty and staff “meet students where they are” in support of cultivating learner-centered success and belonging. The framing of learner-centered success and belonging aligns with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s three priorities to drive change (completion, equity, and talent) and offers an important lens in supporting the breadth and diversity of our current and future students in the Purdue University System.

The Forum will feature a keynote speaker, Dr. Royel M. Johnson, who is a nationally recognized expert on issues of educational access, racial equity, and student success. It will also feature two speakers discussing the state of higher education in Indiana – Karrah Herring, J.D., Indiana’s First Chief Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity Officer, and Chris Lowery, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education. Several breakout sessions facilitated by PNW colleagues from across the system will also be offered.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.